Lehigh University’s FLEX MBA Program is designed for working professionals and can be completed on-campus or online. The program is flexible when compared to traditional on-campus-only MBA programs because students can seamlessly attend classes either on campus or online, at any time throughout the program.
The FLEX MBA courses are offered through the university’s live, online platform ClassroomLIVE. The integrated, web-based learning environment delivers programs in real-time from classrooms on Lehigh’s campus synchronously to students in their homes, offices or hotel rooms when traveling. Students interact live with professors and other students during the class as it’s actually taking place on campus.
“I was pleasantly surprised by how integrated the online learning environment was with ClassroomLIVE. We even did live breakout sessions during class, which paired online students with students present in the classroom, and we always had thought-provoking discussions and output,” said Piaget Francois Shouldice MBA ’19, regulatory affairs senior specialist, Merck & Co.
The FLEX MBA is a 36-credit program. The core is comprised of 21 credits; the remaining 15 credits are electives, from which a student may choose to specialize in one of 7 concentration areas or simply pursue the general MBA. On average, it takes a student about 3.5 years to complete this part-time MBA program. A student can choose to go at a faster or slower pace depending on their work or personal schedule.
The Lehigh MBA is the culmination of the experiences of our faculty and their commitment to maintaining excellence and relevance in graduate business education. The Lehigh MBA places great emphasis on continuously integrated relevant concepts and challenges that are daily introduced to the business community at large. Currently, the MBA core curriculum incorporates global business concepts and analysis, cultural intelligence, organizational leadership, sustainability, crisis management resolutions, social consciousness issues, ethical decision-making, and optional business consulting projects. The core also focuses on the business value chain, and the way in which different functional areas come together to create a competitive advantage: students experience decision-making from the perspective of the company as a whole.